Pumpkin Spice Waffles with a Cinnamon Maple Syrup

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Yield: 5

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups of all-pupose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
3 Tbsp of firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of baking soda
½ tsp of cinnamon
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 cup of canned 100% pure pumpkin
1 egg yolk plus 3 egg whites
4 tablespoons of melted cooled butter

Steps:
1. Mix flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a large bowl and mix until combined.

2. Heat waffle iron. Add milk, pumpkin, eggs, and cooled butter to flour mixutes and mix on medium speed until smooth.

3. Waffle mix should be the consistency of a brownie batter. When waffle iron is ready, butter and add about a cup and cook accordingly to your waffle iron (it should be around 3 minutes per waffle).

Cinnamon Maple Syrup Glaze

Ingredients:

¾ cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp cinnamon

Steps:
1. In a microwave safe cup or small bowl, add all ingredients and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and put back in microwave for another 15 seconds. The syrup glaze should be thick once cooled.

Pumpkin Spice Donuts

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Yield: 8

Ingredients:

1 can Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits (8 biscuits)
½ cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)
¼ cup white sugar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 ½ tsp cinnamon

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 325. In 2-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
2. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Using small round lid or cookie cutter, cut hole in center of each biscuit.
3. In a bowl, mix together sugars, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon.
4. Gently place 2 or 3 biscuits in hot oil. (Biscuit holes can also be fried!) Fry on one side until light brown. With tongs, gently turn each biscuit over; fry until other side is light brown. Make sure donuts are still doughy in the middle. Remove doughnuts from oil; immediately dip into pumpkin sugar spice mix. Place doughnuts on baking sheet and bake for 7 minutes. Place in cooling rack; cool 3 to 5 minutes and serve!

*For additional flavor, you can dip donuts in sugar mixture after they are done baking!

Healthy Pumpkin Oat Bread

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Yield: 12

Ingredients:

1 cups whole-wheat flour
½ cup oat flour
¼ cup rolled oats
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon nutmeg
⅛ teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg
½ cup apple sauce
½ cup honey
¼ cup almond milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowel mix together the dry ingredients (oat flour, oats, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

3. In a separate bowel lightly mix the wet ingredients (egg, apple sauce, honey almond milk, and vanilla)

4. Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients and fold with a spatula. Do not over mix!

5. Fold in the pumpkin puree until everything is combined.

6. Generously grease a large loaf pan or put muffin liners in a muffin pan and then pour in the batter. (I like to use loaf pans for this recipe but you can use cupcake pans as well!)

For a loaf bake for approximately 35– 40 minutes and for muffins bake for approximately 18 – 22 minutes. Check to see if done by making sure a toothpick inserted comes out clean.